Center for an Urban Future Releases 2014 State of the Chains Report, a Thorough Analysis of NYC Chain Stores

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New York City's State of the Chains Report, 2014

The Center for an Urban Future is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a

NYC-based think tank dedicated to highlighting the critical opportunities and challenges facing New York and other cities, and providing fresh ideas and workable solutions to policymakers.

Every year, they research and analyze the number of chain stores opening and closing, the produce a comprehensive report that details the data by zip code, borough, city wide and more. This year’s findings prove what we all have noticed walking through the streets — There has been a huge increase of chain stores being introduced all over the City.

Our seventh annual ranking of national retailers in New York City reveals that the expansion of chain stores across the city picked up considerably over the past year. Overall, there was a 2.8 percent increase in the number of national retail locations between 2013 and 2014, a much more significant increase than the 0.5 percent gain between 2012 and 2013.

Download a PDF of the full report for a detailed breakdown for your neighborhood or borough, complete with previous year’s data.

via Center for an Urban Future

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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